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About nobleswood

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  • Birthday 08/23/1962

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    2004 V11 sport, 2013 1200 8v Griso
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    Columbus Ohio

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  1. Hadn't realised that. That does get you the tried & true 1100, that we know & love.
  2. Let me be clear; there are quite a few new bikes for sale at great prices. I would steer clear of bikes that might have flat tappets due to the lack of knowledge of the problem, the outright denial by dealers, the lack of support from Piaggio. There are plenty of post 2013 bikes out there. I found myself with a Griso cos One of the voices in my head said ' you won't know if you'll like it till you try it...' my Griso's a keeper for me. just want to paint it red
  3. I'm enjoying my Griso There are some great deals out there on a bike that isn't being made anymore...
  4. Guzzimoto, I remember your article from a few years back welding up one of the oils in the fork tube. Advice taken. I'll get some numbers & revisit setting the sag. Mind you now I think about it, the Griso forks are due for a 19K service so they might get the upgrades first.
  5. Let me re - phrase; I have found someone local that I'm going to start working on my suspension with, beginning with the forks. He has worked with RaceTech & is very impressed with them. So yes we'll be considering the springs as well, but as I don't carry much weight ( said he sucking it all in ) the thought was the springs would still be usable. But I'm open to ideas, suggestions. Just thought I'd pick the brains of those who'd gone before me before being bewildered by the Dark Arts. Novice question here: the Marzocchi's are damping rod forks not the cartridge type I believe ?
  6. I am considering upgrading my forks by having Racetech valves installed. Having read through some of the articles posted thought I'd ask the collective wisdom about what is currently available for 43mm Marzocchi's and what should I be considering for spirited road riding but not track caliber. Thanks
  7. Thought I'd revive this thread... Rox, what's your review of the Racetech gold valve forks ?
  8. Scud, What have you got left in the pile ?
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  10. BWS ? Beer with a smile ? Please illuminate.
  11. Had the same problem with a valve cover gasket. As I was ordering a new set, Curtis Harper suggested flattening the valve cover on plate glass, saying they can get distorted by over tightening. Mine were twisted & it seemed to help.
  12. Ohio warmed up enough for a day in the shed . Spring cleaning !
  13. One thing that has been a Hallmark of the people on this Forum, for me, is their generosity. With their knowledge, experience & spending the time to explain how to keep these great beasts running & refining them to be better. As well as sharing the parts & pieces that we enjoy adding to our bikes. Tim is definitely one of those generous members with parts & his detailed documentations of his repairs & improvements. Cheers
  14. For the machining illiterate, ie me, what are the pros & cons between the sand cast or the die cast ?
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